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A conference to encourage K-12 educators to rethink the notion of what literacy is and how it can best be taught in the digital media age.

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Friday, May 12 • 10:40 - 11:40
Digital Tools for Collaborative Discussion

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With reading and writing increasingly moving online, how to manage close reading in the digital age has become a challenge for the modern teacher. In this session, workshop attendees will participate in a model "Collaborative Discussion" that can be used to discuss a variety of texts across any number of subjects. 

Around this pedagogical structure, we'll also use "NewsELA" as a platform for current events and non-fictional readings. We'll also explore how to give build digital etiquette through blended learning chatrooms, and how close reading online can be supported with productivity apps and the Diigo highlighter. 

If you teach literacy in any capacity, this session is bound to have many take-aways for you. These range from a host of new digital tools, readings, managing and tracking lexilelevel, discussion stems and scaffolding classroom instruction to where students, not teachers, drive their own discussions in the classroom!

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Gary Johnston

Technology Integrationist, Korea International School
Gary is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator that has worked in International Schools in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea for the last 15 years. Starting as a math and science teacher, Gary has moved into the role of "Digital Learning Coach/Technology Integrationist" at Kore... Read More →

Friday May 12, 2017 10:40 - 11:40
Gallery Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

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